Carmella G. Marksbury (07/28/1933 - 02/23/2011)

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MARKSBURY, Carmella G.
(Age 77)

On February 23rd, we lost a very special part of our world. Although small in stature, Carmie's presence and being were anything but small. Carmie was born on July 28, 1933 to Gene and MaryAnn Silano in Spokane. She graduated from Marycliff High School. Carmie met Philip Marksbury on a blind date and they were married on January 31, 1953. Growing in love and friendship, Phil and "his bride" were married 55 years, until his death on November 23, 2009. Carmie was an avid reader. Reading was a source of pleasure for her. Carmie was a people person and enjoyed working with the public. She worked for many years for Hickory Farms and later volunteered at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop. Her faith was strong and Carmie's life was dedicated to her family and her friends. If you left the house hungry it was not for her lack of trying to feed you. She was actively involved in the lives of her family members which provided her a source of great pleasure and pride. She possessed an uncommon strength as she fought her battle with cancer for over five years. She leaves behind a large extended family of friends and relatives, whom she always kept in her thoughts and prayers. Carmie was preceded in death by her parents Gene and MaryAnn, her brother Anthony, and her husband Phil. She is survived by her daughter Melodie Marksbury, grandson Joshua (Andrea) Durham, great-grandsons Porter and Holden (due 3/17); her brother John (Marge) Silano and their children and grandchildren; Michelle (Jerome) Sanders: Anthony, Vincent, Michael and Isabella; Joel (Nancy) Silano: TJ and Maddy; her sister-in-law Helen Marksbury; beloved nieces and nephews and their families Linda (Robert) Gardner, Rick (Carol) Marksbury, Donald Marksbury, Linda (Jeff) Johnson, Judy (John) Budrow, Elleen (Dave) Doyle, and Bob (Vicki) Gish. In lieu of services, Carmie will be honored with an open house at 2PM on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the family home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Monastery of Saint Clare, 4419 N Hawthorne Street, Spokane, WA 99205.
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Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2011
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